Ms Laurence Bary > Dechert LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
PARIS 75008
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Laurence Bary focuses her practice on EU and French competition law, and represents clients in cases concerning mergers, anticompetitive practices before the French and EU competition authorities, and in State aid matters. She has experience in helping clients during full (Phase II) merger control investigations, including before the European Commission, and has represented leading companies in the digital sector during investigations conducted by various competition, administrative, and judicial authorities.

Ms. Bary has developed impeccable credentials working for major international groups in the information technology, new technologies, aeronautical, and defense sectors.

She is a lecturer at the University of Montpelier (DJCE) and has published numerous articles on competition law in Concurrences and Revue Lamy de la Concurrence. Prior to joining Dechert as a partner, she worked at another international law firm in Paris and Brussels.


  • French
  • English


  • Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2006
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, 2006
  • Université de Paris XI – Paris-Sud, M.A. in EU Business Law, 2007

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France > EU, competition and distribution

Coordinating with offices in Brussels, Frankfurt and the US, the antitrust and competition team at Dechert LLP in Paris employs the bench strength of its global network to advise international corporates on antitrust litigation and a broad spectrum of competition law and regulatory matters. These include private enforcement, merger control, dawn raids,  cartel claims, abuse of dominance cases, and sanctions matters.  Shepherded by experienced regulatory litigator Mélanie Thill-Tayara, the team assists clients from the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial services, tech, and consumer goods sectors. The January 2021 appointment of Laurence Bary as partner and of Marion Provost as national partner, both with years of experience of appearing before the FCA and the European Commission, bolstered the Paris presence.